The table below looks at the statistics for SMTP skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SMTP over the 3 months to 17 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP)
UK
Rank 482 507 535
Rank change year-on-year
+25 +28
Contract jobs citing SMTP 113 111 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.25% 0.22% 0.15%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.65% 1.53% 1.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 67 44
Median daily rate £450 £385 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.88% +13.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £290 £187
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £416 £350 £275
% change year-on-year
+18.71% +27.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 4
Median hourly rate £21.50 £17.00 £22.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.47% -25.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.20 £11.25 £17.21
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.34 £19.25 £23.43
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.56 £14.50 £22.69
% change year-on-year
+76.24% -36.09%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
6862 7258 7390
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.33% 14.55% 14.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 4145 4226 4179
Median daily rate £400 £400 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +9.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £238 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
-1.20% +7.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 353 365 410
Median hourly rate £28.00 £28.38 £22.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.32% +25.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.07 £14.00 £12.52
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +26.31%

SMTP
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing SMTP as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

SMTP Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

SMTP
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SMTP within the UK.

SMTP Daily Rate Trend in the UK

SMTP
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SMTP within the UK over the 3 months to 17 January 2017.

SMTP Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

SMTP
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SMTP within the UK.

SMTP Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

SMTP
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SMTP within the UK over the 3 months to 17 January 2017.

SMTP Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

SMTP
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SMTP within the UK over the 3 months to 17 January 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +20 112 £443 +14.19% 24
South East +10 39 £443 +26.42% 3
London +9 39 £450 +9.09% 8
Yorkshire +26 13 £475 -9.52% 1
Hampshire +20 12 £462 +65.56% 1
West Yorkshire - 12 £475 - 1
Leeds - 11 £475 -
City of London +1 9 £475 +15.15% 1
North West +12 8 £398 +14.80% 1
Buckinghamshire -1 8 £474 -9.11%
Berkshire -5 8 £450 +33.33% 2
Reading -2 7 £450 +33.33% 1
East of England - 6 £220 - 2
Manchester +9 5 £345 +2.22%
Oxfordshire -1 5 £350 -
Winchester - 5 £535 - 1
South West +15 4 £350 +16.66% 4
Surrey +11 4 £419 +4.62%
Milton Keynes +3 4 £500 -5.66%
Cornwall - 4 £350 -
Essex - 4 £220 -
Marlow - 3 £300 -
Witney - 3 £350 -
Cheshire +25 2 £399 +12.32%
Abingdon 0 2 - -
Guildford -4 2 - -
Luton - 2 - -
Runcorn - 2 £399 -
Canary Wharf - 2 £406 -
Bedfordshire - 2 - -

SMTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SMTP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for SMTP.

1 134 (60.36%) DNS
2 110 (49.55%) Windows
3 87 (39.19%) Linux
4 62 (27.93%) Microsoft
5 59 (26.58%) DHCP
5 59 (26.58%) VMware
6 57 (25.68%) Active Directory
7 55 (24.77%) Python
8 54 (24.32%) TCP/IP
9 50 (22.52%) Windows Server 2008
10 49 (22.07%) MS Exchange
11 48 (21.62%) LDAP
12 47 (21.17%) HTTP
13 46 (20.72%) FTP
13 46 (20.72%) Internet
14 45 (20.27%) Security Cleared
15 42 (18.92%) SQL Server
15 42 (18.92%) DevOps
16 41 (18.47%) VMware Infrastructure
17 40 (18.02%) Puppet
17 40 (18.02%) Unix
17 40 (18.02%) SNMP
17 40 (18.02%) Firewall
18 38 (17.12%) Cisco
19 37 (16.67%) Red Hat
19 37 (16.67%) SC Cleared
19 37 (16.67%) Ubuntu
19 37 (16.67%) Windows Server
20 35 (15.77%) PowerShell
21 34 (15.32%) Perl

SMTP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 49 (22.07%) MS Exchange
2 27 (12.16%) Exchange Server 2010
3 25 (11.26%) Apache
4 23 (10.36%) Exchange Server 2013
5 16 (7.21%) Exchange Server 2007
6 14 (6.31%) Skype for Business
7 10 (4.50%) Tomcat
7 10 (4.50%) WebSphere
7 10 (4.50%) WebSphere Application Server
8 9 (4.05%) SharePoint
9 8 (3.60%) SAS
10 7 (3.15%) IIS
10 7 (3.15%) OpenStack
11 6 (2.70%) IBM Notes
12 5 (2.25%) BizTalk Server
12 5 (2.25%) WebLogic
13 4 (1.80%) Exchange Server 2003
13 4 (1.80%) SharePoint 2013
14 3 (1.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 3 (1.35%) MindAlign
Applications
1 17 (7.66%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.80%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (2.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 32 (14.41%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (5.41%) Office 365
3 11 (4.95%) IaaS
3 11 (4.95%) PaaS
4 9 (4.05%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (1.80%) Amazon S3
6 2 (0.90%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (0.90%) AWS Lambda
6 2 (0.90%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 1 (0.45%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (0.45%) Amazon ELB
7 1 (0.45%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.45%) CloudFront
7 1 (0.45%) G Suite
7 1 (0.45%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 134 (60.36%) DNS
2 59 (26.58%) DHCP
3 54 (24.32%) TCP/IP
4 48 (21.62%) LDAP
5 47 (21.17%) HTTP
6 46 (20.72%) FTP
6 46 (20.72%) Internet
7 40 (18.02%) Firewall
7 40 (18.02%) SNMP
8 26 (11.71%) WAN
9 25 (11.26%) SSL
9 25 (11.26%) VPN
10 24 (10.81%) LAN
11 22 (9.91%) IMAP
12 21 (9.46%) SSH
13 17 (7.66%) IPsec
14 14 (6.31%) DMARC
15 13 (5.86%) Cisco IOS
16 12 (5.41%) BGP
16 12 (5.41%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (18.92%) SQL Server
2 14 (6.31%) SQL Server 2008
3 12 (5.41%) SQL Server 2012
4 11 (4.95%) DB2
5 10 (4.50%) MySQL
6 9 (4.05%) Data Mining
7 8 (3.60%) Oracle Database
7 8 (3.60%) Oracle Database 11g
8 7 (3.15%) Hadoop
8 7 (3.15%) IBM BigInsights
8 7 (3.15%) Neo4j
8 7 (3.15%) PostgreSQL
9 4 (1.80%) SQL Server 2014
10 2 (0.90%) NoSQL
11 1 (0.45%) Azure SQL Database
11 1 (0.45%) Big Data
11 1 (0.45%) Jackrabbit
11 1 (0.45%) RDBMS
11 1 (0.45%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 18 (8.11%) Jenkins
2 8 (3.60%) Git (software)
3 7 (3.15%) Subversion
4 6 (2.70%) Metasploit
4 6 (2.70%) Octopus Deploy
5 5 (2.25%) Vagrant
6 4 (1.80%) Rational Rhapsody
7 3 (1.35%) Sonatype Nexus
7 3 (1.35%) TeamCity
7 3 (1.35%) Visual Studio
8 2 (0.90%) Artifactory
8 2 (0.90%) JIRA
9 1 (0.45%) Eclipse
9 1 (0.45%) GitLab
9 1 (0.45%) JUnit
9 1 (0.45%) Log4Net
9 1 (0.45%) NetBeans
9 1 (0.45%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (0.45%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 20 (9.01%) Finance
2 18 (8.11%) Telecoms
3 11 (4.95%) Electronics
4 9 (4.05%) Marketing
5 6 (2.70%) Manufacturing
6 5 (2.25%) Games
7 4 (1.80%) Back Office
7 4 (1.80%) Front Office
8 3 (1.35%) Banking
9 2 (0.90%) Advertising
9 2 (0.90%) Publishing
10 1 (0.45%) Automotive
10 1 (0.45%) Legal
10 1 (0.45%) Retail
Job Titles
1 24 (10.81%) Architect
1 24 (10.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 20 (9.01%) Consultant
3 18 (8.11%) Administrator
3 18 (8.11%) Linux Engineer
4 16 (7.21%) Developer
5 15 (6.76%) DevOps Engineer
6 13 (5.86%) Designer
7 11 (4.95%) Network Engineer
7 11 (4.95%) Systems Administrator
8 10 (4.50%) AWS Engineer
9 9 (4.05%) Linux Administrator
9 9 (4.05%) Windows Engineer
10 8 (3.60%) Linux Systems Administrator
10 8 (3.60%) VMware Engineer
11 7 (3.15%) Analyst
11 7 (3.15%) Infrastructure Architect
11 7 (3.15%) Infrastructure Consultant
11 7 (3.15%) Security Advisor
12 6 (2.70%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (11.71%) XML
2 24 (10.81%) HTML
3 23 (10.36%) CSS
4 17 (7.66%) Web Services
5 14 (6.31%) SOAP
6 10 (4.50%) Middleware
7 8 (3.60%) OAuth
7 8 (3.60%) SAML
8 7 (3.15%) REST
9 6 (2.70%) .NET
9 6 (2.70%) LAPP Stack
10 5 (2.25%) LAMP
11 4 (1.80%) jQuery
12 3 (1.35%) ASP.NET
12 3 (1.35%) ASP.NET MVC
12 3 (1.35%) ASP.NET Web API
12 3 (1.35%) EDIFACT
12 3 (1.35%) IBM Integration Bus
12 3 (1.35%) WebSphere MQ
13 2 (0.90%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 32 (14.41%) Data Centre
2 18 (8.11%) Client/Server
3 13 (5.86%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (5.41%) CESG
5 11 (4.95%) Cryptography
6 9 (4.05%) Management Information System
7 8 (3.60%) PKI
8 7 (3.15%) Clustering
9 6 (2.70%) Blackberry
10 5 (2.25%) Public Cloud
10 5 (2.25%) User Experience
11 4 (1.80%) Computer Science
11 4 (1.80%) EMC VNX
11 4 (1.80%) Mainframe
11 4 (1.80%) Replication
11 4 (1.80%) Statistics
12 3 (1.35%) NHS
12 3 (1.35%) Private Cloud
12 3 (1.35%) Telematics
12 3 (1.35%) VCE vBlock
Operating Systems
1 110 (49.55%) Windows
2 87 (39.19%) Linux
3 50 (22.52%) Windows Server 2008
4 40 (18.02%) Unix
5 37 (16.67%) Ubuntu
5 37 (16.67%) Windows Server
6 24 (10.81%) CentOS
6 24 (10.81%) Windows Server 2012
7 20 (9.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 20 (9.01%) Windows Server 2003
8 16 (7.21%) Android
9 15 (6.76%) Solaris
10 11 (4.95%) Debian
11 10 (4.50%) Windows Vista
12 5 (2.25%) AIX
12 5 (2.25%) Apple iOS
13 3 (1.35%) Windows 7
13 3 (1.35%) Windows 8
14 2 (0.90%) SUSE
14 2 (0.90%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (18.92%) DevOps
2 23 (10.36%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (7.21%) Load Balancing
3 16 (7.21%) Migration
4 15 (6.76%) Scrum
5 14 (6.31%) Cybersecurity
5 14 (6.31%) Infrastructure Monitoring
5 14 (6.31%) Patch Management
6 13 (5.86%) ITIL
6 13 (5.86%) Mobile Device Management
6 13 (5.86%) Penetration Testing
7 12 (5.41%) Information Assurance
7 12 (5.41%) Multi-Factor Authentication
7 12 (5.41%) Network Design
7 12 (5.41%) Two-Factor Authentication
8 11 (4.95%) Data Centre Operations
8 11 (4.95%) Ethical Hacking
8 11 (4.95%) Kalman Filter
8 11 (4.95%) Software Architecture
8 11 (4.95%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 55 (24.77%) Python
2 35 (15.77%) PowerShell
3 34 (15.32%) Perl
4 30 (13.51%) JavaScript
5 22 (9.91%) SQL
6 17 (7.66%) Bash Shell
7 16 (7.21%) C
8 15 (6.76%) PHP
8 15 (6.76%) Shell Script
9 14 (6.31%) VB
10 13 (5.86%) Java
11 10 (4.50%) C++
12 8 (3.60%) C#
13 7 (3.15%) Korn
14 6 (2.70%) Ruby
15 4 (1.80%) AWK
16 3 (1.35%) Delphi
16 3 (1.35%) Jython
17 1 (0.45%) ECMAScript
17 1 (0.45%) Fortran
Qualifications
1 45 (20.27%) Security Cleared
2 37 (16.67%) SC Cleared
3 12 (5.41%) CISSP
4 11 (4.95%) CEH
4 11 (4.95%) CESG Certified Professional
5 10 (4.50%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (3.60%) AWS Certification
7 7 (3.15%) Degree
8 6 (2.70%) CCNA
8 6 (2.70%) RHCT
9 4 (1.80%) CCNP
9 4 (1.80%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (1.35%) MCSE
10 3 (1.35%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (0.90%) CCIE
11 2 (0.90%) JNCIA
12 1 (0.45%) CCVP
12 1 (0.45%) CISM
12 1 (0.45%) JNCIP
12 1 (0.45%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.05%) HMG Security Policy Framework
1 9 (4.05%) QA
2 6 (2.70%) RMADS
3 4 (1.80%) HL7
4 1 (0.45%) Government Security Classifications
4 1 (0.45%) SLA
System Software
1 57 (25.68%) Active Directory
2 41 (18.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (9.46%) Sendmail
4 16 (7.21%) VMware ESX
5 10 (4.50%) Dovecot
6 8 (3.60%) VMware ESXi
7 7 (3.15%) iptables
7 7 (3.15%) KVM
7 7 (3.15%) Squid
7 7 (3.15%) vSphere
8 6 (2.70%) NFS
9 5 (2.25%) Hyper-V
10 4 (1.80%) Docker
10 4 (1.80%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 3 (1.35%) Ceph
11 3 (1.35%) Virtual Servers
12 2 (0.90%) vCloud
12 2 (0.90%) Virtual Machines
12 2 (0.90%) XenDesktop
12 2 (0.90%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 40 (18.02%) Puppet
2 19 (8.56%) NetBackup
3 16 (7.21%) Nagios
4 14 (6.31%) Norton AntiVirus
5 12 (5.41%) AirWatch
5 12 (5.41%) WSUS
6 9 (4.05%) ZABBIX
7 8 (3.60%) Opscode Chef
8 7 (3.15%) Cacti
8 7 (3.15%) HAProxy
8 7 (3.15%) vRealize
9 5 (2.25%) OpenNebula
10 4 (1.80%) Ansible
10 4 (1.80%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 4 (1.80%) MAILsweeper
10 4 (1.80%) SCOM
10 4 (1.80%) Zenoss
11 3 (1.35%) Backup Exec
11 3 (1.35%) Endace
11 3 (1.35%) SCCM
Vendors
1 62 (27.93%) Microsoft
2 59 (26.58%) VMware
3 38 (17.12%) Cisco
4 37 (16.67%) Red Hat
5 26 (11.71%) Oracle
6 25 (11.26%) Splunk
7 21 (9.46%) HP
8 19 (8.56%) Symantec
9 17 (7.66%) Citrix
10 12 (5.41%) IBM
10 12 (5.41%) MobileIron
11 6 (2.70%) Dell
11 6 (2.70%) IronPort
11 6 (2.70%) Lotus
11 6 (2.70%) SAP
11 6 (2.70%) Veritas
12 5 (2.25%) EMC
12 5 (2.25%) Huawei
12 5 (2.25%) Juniper
12 5 (2.25%) Proofpoint
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